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Herreshoff Boats For Sale / Wanted Herreshoff America
« Last post by Wontondon on January 23, 2020, 08:27:12 PM »
Wanted Herreshoff America. Must be structurally sound but willing to do cosmetics.
Don Schwartz
wontondon@hotmail.com
203-671-9470
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Restoration / Re: Winch ID
« Last post by kdrum on January 17, 2020, 06:20:48 PM »
one more photo
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Restoration / Re: Winch ID
« Last post by kdrum on January 17, 2020, 06:17:12 PM »
I disassembled one of the winches and found the letter "N" stamped in two places on the base plate (one on either side of the post) and an "N" stamped underneath the winch itself. See attached photos
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Restoration / Re: Winch ID
« Last post by kdrum on January 16, 2020, 04:24:39 PM »
Thanks Charles Barclay~
I'll disassemble one and see what I find.
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Restoration / Re: Winch ID
« Last post by Charles Barclay on January 16, 2020, 03:08:16 PM »
Welcome KDRUM!  Interesting. 

Have you fully disassembled the winch?  Perhaps you will find more clues. 

In looking at the winch drawings HHistory linked there is a note dated late in 1919 for the 828 Class or what would become the S-Boats.   

Two things to keep in mind:  owners sometimes modify a part when they cannot get the original replacement part, and  sometimes parts were copied.  I'm not saying this isn't Herreshoff, let us know if you confirm it. 

Thanks for bringing the topic forward. 
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Restoration / Re: Winch ID
« Last post by kdrum on January 16, 2020, 02:19:29 PM »
Thanks for your ideas and help. My winches do ratchet.
 Honestly the only images I can find that look remotely like my winches are from Herreshoff. I've attached a photo found on facebook from a fellow who is restoring his Herreshoff. He recently had this winch custom made.
The caption reads:
"This little winch was designed by Nat Herreshoff in 1909 for general use. It was used on the Fish for the Main Halyard. In 1919 the shaft was enlarged and cast onto the base, for use with the Jib Halyard on the S Boat.
The Drum diameter of this winch is just 1 5/8", and stands 2 3/8" tall."
My winches sound like they're maybe from the 1919 redesign.
My winch doesn't have the nice shape of the one in this photo....but it has the same general appearance. I simply can't find anything else like it on the internet. Sorry for bothering you all on this site with my issue. And thanks for your help.
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Specific Herreshoff Vessels / Re: more about 1900-1920 cats
« Last post by 1913Cat31 on January 16, 2020, 06:38:19 AM »
Thanks for the follow-up. I have already emailed them and again will let you know if I find anything, Just as a matter of potential interest, I have posted a pic of the ID engraved on the top stair.
Patty (Tradewinds support team)
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Specific Herreshoff Vessels / Re: more about 1900-1920 cats
« Last post by DaveHub on January 16, 2020, 04:41:22 AM »
rbgarr, good thought about Donn.  He has restored and maintained a number of them.

Also, the Long Island Maritime Museum folks may know a bit:  https://www.limaritime.org/

They have an active boat restoration club there, and I've seen a Smith boat.

Dave
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Specific Herreshoff Vessels / Re: more about 1900-1920 cats
« Last post by 1913Cat31 on January 16, 2020, 03:20:30 AM »
RBGabb
Thank you so much for the lead. I will contact him right away and post here if I discover anything of use. I appreciate your response.

Patty Scott (Tradewinds support team)
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Restoration / Re: Winch ID
« Last post by rbgarr on January 16, 2020, 03:02:48 AM »
A few thoughts: The winches are very small. It's not clear if they ratchet. Racheting winches or handles rotate the winch clockwise in only one direction and the handle can ratchet counter clockwise while the drum stays locked in one place. That can help winch in llnes more swiftly and/or with more fine control. I'm not aware of any Herreshoff winches that size and style. The drums look like they are tapered which would generally mean they are for halyards, not sheets. Anyone interested party may wish to know more about the specific winch attributes than the particular manufacturer. Good luck with your auction.
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